What are signs of adrenal fatigue?

Common symptoms seen in adrenal fatigue are:

  • Mild to severe depression or anxiety

  • Low energy

  • Difficult concentration, unmotivated, unable to complete tasks

  • Decreased ability to manage stress

  • Dry, thin skin

  • Low blood sugar

  • Low body temperature

  • Food intolerances

Your adrenals glands are located just above your kidneys in your lower back region - one of its main functions is the production of different essential hormones to our body. In addition, our adrenals support the body with immunity, metabolism, blood pressure and other critical functions throughout our body.

When we are under chronic stress, our body is activated constantly in the state of fight or flight. The hypothalamus region in our brain signals our body to increase the production of cortisol (a stress hormone) which allows us to survive against our own stress; however this eventually leads to a disruption in the body’s normal activity. Eventually our adrenals exhaust themselves as they continue to produce cortisol and creates adverse effects.

Symptoms of excess cortisol in the body includes:

  • Negative effect in mood

  • Digestion issues

  • Headaches

  • Heart problems

  • Insomnia

  • Weight gain

  • Brain fog

Do you suspect you have signs of adrenal fatigue and overproduction of cortisol? Schedule a complimentary phone consult with our Meta Health functional medicine specialists to discover how dietary, lifestyle, herbs/ supplements can support the root cause of your adrenal fatigue.

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